Refugee sponsors brace for budget crunch
The churches that sponsor refugees may be nervous about their budgets over the next three years, but they will probably get through the coming flood of refugee arrivals, according to the organization that represents sponsorship agreement holders across the country.
“We’re all interested in making this work,” said Brian Dyck, council chair for the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association. “As one person with the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) said, if this program loses its integrity it’s going to fold. I don’t want to see that. I think this is an important part of Canada.”
This year about 18,000 privately sponsored refugees